The Maharashtra Public Service Commission administers the Maharashtra State Service Examination, often known as the Maharashtra Rajyaseva Pariksha. Candidates are chosen for various Maharashtra government positions through the recruitment exam. The MPSC Exam is held once a year in both English and Marathi.
There are no optional subjects in the MPSC Rajseva exam, which consists of two qualifying Prelims papers followed by six Mains papers. Before beginning their preparation, all applicants must review the most recent exam pattern for the MPSC Exam for prelims and mains. Here, in this article, you can find the MPSC Rajyaseva Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme.
MPSC Prelims Exam Pattern
The MPSC Prelims Exam is the first stage of the recruiting process. The MPSC Prelims Exam consists of two objective type examinations, Paper-I and Paper-II. The Preliminary exam acts as a qualifying test for the Mains exam. The MPSC prelims answer key is provided immediately after the test. To be eligible for the MPSC Mains exam, aspirants must have a Prelims score of at least 33%.
- All of the questions are written in both English and Marathi.
- There is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect response.
- In Paper II, there is no negative marking for decision making questions.
- Total marks for both MPSC papers are 200 marks each.
- Each paper has a time limit of 2 hours.
- MPSC Prelims total marks from both papers are used to shortlist candidates for the MPSC Rajyaseva Mains Exam.
The following are the features of the Prelims exam.
|Paper||Marks||No.of Questions||Medium||Nature of Paper||Time Duration|
|Paper-I (Compulsory)||200||100||English & Marathi||Objective Type||2 hours|
|Paper-II (Compulsory)||200||80||English & Marathi||Objective Type||2 hours|
MPSC Mains Exam Pattern
Candidates who score the minimum MPSC cut-off marks set by the Commission will be issued an admission card and allowed to write the MPSC Mains Exam. The MPSC Rajyaseva Mains Exam consists of six compulsory papers. There are two language papers, i.e., Paper-I and Paper-II. Check the detailed exam pattern for the Mains examination in the given table.
|Paper No.||Subject||Medium||Nature of Question||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|1.||English and Marathi Language (Translation/Essay/Precis)||Marathi and English||Descriptive||100||03 Hours|
|2.||English and Marathi Language (Grammar/Essay/Comprehension)||Marathi and English||MCQ||100||01 Hours|
|3.||GS Paper I- Agriculture, History, and Geography||Marathi and English||MCQ||150||02 Hours|
|4.||GS Paper II- Indian Politics and Indian Constitution||Marathi and English||MCQ||150||02 Hours|
|5.||GS Paper III- Human Resource Development and Human Rights||Marathi and English||MCQ||150||02 Hours|
|6.||GS Paper IV- Economics of Development and Agriculture, Economy and Planning, Science and Technology Development||Marathi and English||MCQ||150||02 Hours|
For each incorrect response to the objective questions, 0.25 of 1 mark is deducted. Previously, candidates received a 0.33 marks deduction for each incorrect answer. The qualifying marks in each MPSC Mains Exam paper are 45 marks for general category applicants and 40 marks for reserved category candidates.
MPSC Personality Test
MPSC Interview is the final stage of the MPSC Rajyaseva selection process. Candidates who score marks above the cut-off and meet the criteria will be invited for the Interview or Personality Test. A panel of qualified and unbiased experts conducts the MPSC Personality Test. The purpose of the interview is to test a candidate’s understanding of current events in and across the world. Along with this, their knowledge and mental aptitude are also examined during the MPSC State Service Interview round. Besides, this test assesses the aptitude, mental fortitude and communication skills, among other things, of the candidate.
Before starting the preparation, an aspirant must go through the official notification of the MPSC and understand the syllabus and exam pattern for MPSC Exams. Solving MPSC Question Papers of previous years can help candidates to understand the types of questions asked in the exam.
With the right guidance and a proper strategy, a candidate can qualify for the exam on the first attempt.